A major aspect of the BCC’s vision is to be a “megaphone” for biblical counseling. We want to keep you informed about the best of the best in biblical counseling today. So we’re delighted to share today’s announcement from our friends at the Association of Biblical Counselors.
The Association of Biblical Counselors (ABC) is excited to announce the launch of our newly designed e-journal, the Journal of Counseling and Discipleship (JCD). The name of our journal reflects ABC’s aim to make disciples by offering well written, theologically rich articles to equip believers for life and ministry and provide robust counseling literature to people of various professions including pastors, psychologists, counselors, social workers, nurses, missionaries, chaplains, or any believer seeking to grow in his/her service to God’s Kingdom.
Our goal in the JCD is to uphold the sufficiency of Scripture, the necessity of the Gospel, and the centrality of the local church in each edition while expanding the scope of biblical counseling theory, practice, and influence. The original on-line journal was established in September 2008. In July 2011 the JCD received a complete redesign making it more-user friendly and aesthetically appealing.
Getting to Know the JCD
Previous authors that have contributed to the JCD include scholars such as G. K. Beale, Tim Challies, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Michael Emlet, William Farley, John Freeman, Dave Harvey, Laura Hendrickson, Garrett Higbee, Eric Johnson, Bob Kellemen, Carolyn McCulley, Russell Moore, Philip Monroe, Lance Quinn, Deepak Reju, Ken Sande, Stuart Scott, Paul Tautges, Gary Thomas, Rick Thomas, Paul Tripp, and Tedd Tripp.
Part of our goal is also to serve as a platform for new contributors to the biblical counseling movement. So in each edition we seek to include articles from new authors. We also seek to identify areas where biblical counseling needs to continue to develop our theory and practice. With this in mind each edition includes ideas for new articles that should be written.
In each edition of the JCD we also include an audio resource in a MP3 format. Many counselees may benefit from counseling assignments that allow them to hear biblical counseling in addition to reading it. We want to help you build both your written and audio library.
Topics covered in the journal are wide-ranging, addressing issues from autism, forgiveness, marriage, and the sexual relationship to church discipline, biblical sufficiency, methods of biblical counseling, and much more.
The Journal of Counseling and Discipleship is a free quarterly resource for members of the Association of Biblical Counselors. It will be available for subscription to non-members very soon. If you would like to preview the journal, you may peruse its pages at JCD 2011. If you have any questions about membership, training, or the journal, please do not hesitate to contact the Association of Biblical Counselors at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-877-222-4551.
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If you have read the JCD, what testimony can you share about its impact on your life and ministry?